The Music of Karen Lafferty
As singer/songwriters of the 70s who were Jesus followers began to be troubadours of their faith, Karen Lafferty was on the front lines pioneering music of the Jesus Movement. In 1974 Calvary Chapel’s Maranatha! Music released one of the first ever albums of contemporary Christian worship. Karen’s scripture chorus to Matthew 6:33, “Seek Ye First”, was on this album which became an international best seller as it made its way from California beach Bible studies to the Vatican. This simple chorus quickly became Karen’s signature composition and opened doors for her around the world.
Karen Lafferty has done a huge amount in her over four decades of music ministry. She is now in process of completing a biography of her journey as a Christian musician which thus far has led her to over seventy nations.
Stagecoach (Cover – from Tom Stipe)
Karen Lafferty on “Seek Ye First”
1978 Calvary Chapel Concert
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Karen Lafferty Ordination Message April 15, 2018 – Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, New Mexico Thank you for coming. This is a special occasion for me and I’m honored you came to be part of it. Many of you may be wondering why, after 47 years in ministry, have I chosen
Hello Friends, I’m so glad you found me. We’ve been working awhile to get this site going and finally HERE IT IS!! I plan on using this “Blog” area to share some of my experiences and deeper thoughts. I never know who might be interested in such things, but there
Through the years YWAM Santa Fe has offered music training. This summer Karen will be leading a six week music intensive called The Santa Fe Summer Music Workshop from May 31st through July 11th. Those interested in finding out more should click on Musicians For Missions at the top of